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    1. Is Your Board Gender Diverse Yet? Washington Public Companies Reminded of Upcoming Board Diversity Requirement

      Is Your Board Gender Diverse Yet? Washington Public Companies Reminded of Upcoming Board Diversity Requirement

      When the Women on Corporate Boards Act (Section 1 of Substitute Senate Bill 6037) became effective on June 11, 2020, Washington became the second state (after California) to affirmatively address gender diversity on public company boards of directors in its corporate statute...

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    2. SEC Proxy Voting Rule Changes Could Weaken Minority Shareholder Influence

      SEC Proxy Voting Rule Changes Could Weaken Minority Shareholder Influence

      The proxy process sounded an alarm on working conditions in the meatpacking industry. , Tyson Foods Inc (TSN) On Wednesday, Sept. 16, the SEC was scheduled to hold an open meeting to decide whether to adopt new shareholder resolution filing rules. Late on Tuesday it abruptly, and with no further explanation, postponed the final decision by a week...

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    3. Navigating The Future With Corporate Stewardship, Sustainability And Governance

      Navigating The Future With Corporate Stewardship, Sustainability And Governance

      COVID-19 is proof that pandemics are a real and catastrophic risk for global economies and businesses. This crisis has shown that many businesses are under prepared for such global-scale disruptions, with those that lack agility and resilience most impacted. As businesses prepare for future systemic risks, they can no longer ignore environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues...

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    4. Do You Know Why Your Company Needs a Chief Diversity Officer?

      Do You Know Why Your Company Needs a Chief Diversity Officer?

      With the murder of George Floyd on May 25, 2020, followed by months of Black Lives Matter protests, through to the shooting of Jacob Blake on August 23, leaders in the United States and around the world have finally begun to recognize the racial inequities embedded deep in the systems in which we operate each day: neighborhoods, schools, stores, banks, courts...

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    5. Shareholder Proposal No-Action Requests in the 2020 Proxy Season: Glimmers of Hope for Board Analyses, Limits on Micromanagement

      Shareholder Proposal No-Action Requests in the 2020 Proxy Season: Glimmers of Hope for Board Analyses, Limits on Micromanagement

      In October 2019, for the third consecutive year, the Staff of the Division of Corporation Finance (Staff) of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued guidance concerning companies’ ability to exclude shareholder proposals from their proxy statements by addressing the significance of a proposal through a board analysis. That guidance also discussed the ability to exclude proposals on the basis of micromanagement...

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    6. California Seeks to Expand its Board Diversity Mandate

      California Seeks to Expand its Board Diversity Mandate

      After testing the waters with SB 826’s gender diversity mandate, California’s legislature has further committed the state to equitable board representation with its new measure, AB 979 , which was passed on September 1. If Governor Newsom signs the bill into law by the September 30 deadline, California will (once again) lead the way in statutory diversity and inclusion mandates for public company boards...

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    7. Equality in the Boardroom? Only 8 out of 100 CEOs are Female

      Equality in the Boardroom? Only 8 out of 100 CEOs are Female

      Equality at work has advanced over the past few decades, but it seems that the boardroom is not one of these areas. Very few women have reached the head role in the leading firms in the U.S., as new data reveals. Diversity and inclusion is a topic within the business world that is constantly being addressed and worked upon. As many studies show, there is little equality within boardrooms, equal pay and opportunities for those within minority communities...

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    8. CEO Leadership: Navigating the New Era in Corporate Governance

      CEO Leadership: Navigating the New Era in Corporate Governance

      At the end of 2019 (which now seems so long ago), my book CEO Leadership: Navigating the New Era in Corporate Governance was published by The University of Chicago Press. My target audience is current and future CEOs and board members, those who advise them and those who teach law and business school students who aspire to those positions...

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    9. Sour-dough: The Boardroom Battle at Bread-Maker Aryzta

      Sour-dough: The Boardroom Battle at Bread-Maker Aryzta

      Having once enjoyed multi-billion-euro revenues, Aryzta has spent the last four years trying to free itself from a series of past management mis-steps. It now faces a shareholder revolt that could fundamentally alter its boardroom - and its future direction. So what is going on at the company? Firstly, what is Aryzta? Aryzta was formed more than ten years ago when the Irish Agricultural Wholesale Society (IAWS) merged with Swiss bakery brand Hiestand...

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    10. If Black Lives Matter, Transform Your Leadership Team

      If Black Lives Matter, Transform Your Leadership Team

      The ongoing collective grief and outrage expressed over the killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery — and most recently, the police shooting of Jacob Blake — signals a cultural shift of acknowledgement against mistreatment of African Americans. However, such tragedy has replayed time after time, and the status quo won’t change without meaningful steps — especially in corporate America ...

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    11. ESG Scores Aren’t Enough to Achieve a Net-Zero Future

      ESG Scores Aren’t Enough to Achieve a Net-Zero Future

      (Bloomberg) -- Just like in traditional investing, there are dozens of strategies you can use to be an ESG investor. There are funds that pick the best-rated low-carbon companies, funds that focus on companies with more women on boards, and funds that use a series of ratings and checklists to ensure the stocks they are betting on are “better” than the rest of the market. But is that the best way to get to a more sustainable future...

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